UC Library's Election Collection

06 October 2020

Voting is now open for the 2020 NZ general election

  • election ephemera 2020

    A selection of election ephemera from the 1890's and 1990's all from the Macmillan Brown Library Ephemera Collection.

A pile of books about prime ministers from Macmillan Brown Library collection

A selection of books from the Macmillan Brown Library collection about former NZ prime ministers.

You can vote in the Undercroft (Puaka-James Hight building) open on:

  • Monday 5 Oct - Saturday 10 Oct    - 11am-5pm
  • Monday 12 Oct - Thursday 15 Oct  - 11am-5pm
  • Friday 16 Oct                               - 11am-3pm

To celebrate the election we've been looking through our collection for all things election and politics.

The UC Library holds the archives of many NZ political parties past and present including Labour, National, Values, Social Credit, and the Socialist party.  On the subject of women in politics we have the personal papers of many women prominent in NZ politics over the years including Lianne Dalziel, Ruth Dyson, Ruth Richardson, and Margaret Austin. 

Our archives have been used by many authors researching political biographies, including former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer who spent many days in the library accessing his own archives (kept here).

Visit the Macmillan Brown Library to find out more about how to access these archives for your research or to satisfy your political curiosity.

Macmillan Brown Library - Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown

Phone: +64 3 369 4499 (extn 94499) 
Email: macbrown@libr.canterbury.ac.nz

thief with bag

Please don't leave your belongings unattended.

Don't feed the thieves...please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the library.

Christmas Hours 2020

2020 - 2021 Library Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from all the staff at UC libraries!